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Let’s Talk Turkey

Tomorrow, we here in the USA celebrate our Thanksgiving. Because of that, I’m currently very hungry for turkey and all the trimmings. I can hardly wait. I love turkey. And pumpkin pie. With homemade whipping cream. Yum! And now I’m making myself even hungrier. 🙂

To feed my need, I thought I’d ask about how y’all celebrate your respective Thanksgivings, or Thanksgiving-like holidays.  I grew up with large family gatherings at my grandmother’s house. And homemade rolls infused with love that no one could ever get close to imitating.

Then, for years, I cooked big dinners for our family and close friends. The past few years, though, we’ve taken to letting our children cook. Now, most of them live further away, so I think there will be some T-Day travels in our futures. 🙂

I’m used to turkey, bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, red Jell-O (again, with homemade whipped cream), green beans, and lots of pie for Thanksgiving. And NO yams. Yuch! I know most people love sweet potatoes, but I’ve never been able to enjoy them. And I try. Every few years I take a bite. Still don’t like ‘em.

So, what’s your favorite celebration table filled with?

And, if I can take just a moment and not get too emotional, I’d just like to thank everyone who reads and supports our community here at Over The Backyard Fence. I think we’ve created something pretty special, a place where we can talk about our lives and get help and advice when needed. And you all are a huge part of that. Thank you so much for hanging out with us.

Knock You Naked Brownies

Even though I know we all have lots of calorie laden days ahead, I thought I’d share by friend’s recipe for “Knock You Naked Brownies.”  These are fabulous and I thank my friend, Jackie O., for being always generous with her recipes.  It’s a sad fact that I have no pictures of these. Trust me, they are wonderful!

Knock You Naked Brownies

1 pkg. German chocolate cake mix (18.5 oz. box)
1 cup chopped nuts (I left these out of mine)
1/3 cup + 1/2 cup evaporated milk, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
60 vanilla caramels unwrapped (one 14 oz. bag)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, nuts, 1/3 cup
evaporated milk and melted butter. Press half the batter into the
bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 for eight minutes. In the
microwave or the top of a double boiler melt caramels with remaining
1/2 cup evaporated milk. When caramel mixture is well mixed, pour
over baked layer. Cover with chocolate chips. Chill for about an hour
or until caramel is firm. Press the remaining batter on top of
morsels. Return to over and bake 28 minutes (or less for gooier
brownies). Let cool before cutting.